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Phil Foden
Phil Foden

Man City’s Phil Foden Hits Back At Pep Guardiola

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

England U-21 and Manchester City midfielder, Phil Foden, has hit back at his coach, Peo Guardiola, for his criticism.

Foden has played down his manager’s advice, claiming he would let his football do the talking.

He has been seen as one of the most brilliant young prospects at Manchester City and in the England U-21 squad. Guardiola also tagged him as the biggest 'prospect' he has managed. However, he has struggled for game-time with the English Premier League champions due to a star-studded squad.

Pep Guardiola, in a recent interview, described Foden as shy, adding that he should start showing more assertiveness like the other senior players in the City side.

“He has his own opinions and I stick by how I am," Foden told reporters, hitting back at the Spanish manager. “I just know that I’m ready to play. I feel like I am. I try to show him every day in training.”

“There is a bit of teammates telling me to be patient but obviously I’m hungry and want to play now. I’m going to fight for it every day. I’m ready to play whenever.”